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Forgotten Children: Why do parents keep leaving their kids in hot cars?

August 26, 2016

TEXAS LEADS THE NATION IN HOT CAR DEATHS WITH MORE THAN 110 CASES SINCE 1990, INCLUDING FIVE THIS YEAR ALONE Matt Keyser Children’s laughter fills the halls of Dee Dee Estis’ two-bedroom Seabrook apartment. Toys are scattered throughout the house and child safety measures are in place to ensure no one gets hurt. In a […]

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Why Do We Prosecute Some People Whose Children Die In Hot Cars, But Not Others?

August 16, 2016

A HELOTES MAN LEFT HIS BABY IN A HOT CAR WHILE HE WENT TO WORK, BUT SO FAR, HE’S NOT FACING CHARGES. AUGUST 15, 2016by DAN SOLOMON2 COMMENTS ALEXANDRIA, VA – AUGUST 17: Alexandria Fire and EMS officials participate in a demonstration of the dangers of leaving children unattended in vehicles during a news conference […]

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Child heat deaths: Thorny issue, few fixes

August 8, 2016

Industry, lawmakers urged to do more August 8, 2016 @ 12:01 am Sharon Silke Carty On a hot Sunday in July, a father in Mississippi tried to coax his 3-year-old daughter into learning how to release the buckle on her car seat. The preschooler couldn’t figure it out. So he tried to get her to learn […]

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Forgotten Children: Why do parents keep leaving their kids in hot cars?

TEXAS LEADS THE NATION IN HOT CAR DEATHS WITH MORE THAN 110 CASES SINCE 1990, INCLUDING FIVE THIS YEAR ALONE By: Matt Keyser, August 3, 2016 KHOU 11 mobile app users: Click here for an interactive story Children’s laughter fills the halls of Dee Dee Estis’ two-bedroom Seabrook apartment. Toys are scattered throughout the house […]

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4 Recent Hot Car Deaths Prompts Urgent Plea for New Safety Technology

August 2, 2016

Already 23 children have died of heatstroke in 2016, according to Kids and Cars, nearly as many as last year’s total. By Cedric Howe (Open Post) – August 2, 2016 1:53 am ET NEWTOWN, CT — On the heels of National Child Vehicular Heatstroke Prevention & Awareness Day on Sunday, July 31, KidsAndCars.org is urgently […]

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How We Can Protect Children From Dying in Hot Cars

August 1, 2016

Janette [email protected], president of KidsAndCars.org. 10:03 AM ET, July 29, 2016 Caregivers should plan for forgetfulness and car companies must implement safeguards Right now, somewhere in the United States, a family is going about their daily lives unaware that by year’s end their child will die in a hot car. They will suffer the same loss that […]

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A Mother’s Plea After Baby Dies In Hot Car

A Houston-area mother reflects on how her 3-year-old son died, after spending over 10 hours inside of a hot vehicle nearly 8 years ago. The deaths of four children in hot cars in recent days have almost surpassed the total for all of last year, with Texas leading the nation in these tragedies. EDDIE ROBINSON | […]

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Autopilot

July 18, 2016

Have you ever forgotten your phone? When did you realise you’d forgotten it? I’m guessing you didn’t just smack your forehead and exclaim ‘damn’ apropos of nothing. The realisation probably didn’t dawn on you spontaneously. More likely, you reached for your phone, pawing open your pocket or handbag, and were momentarily confused by it not […]

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Fatal Distraction: Forgetting a Child in the Backseat of a Car Is a Horrifying Mistake. Is It a Crime?

July 8, 2016

By Gene Weingarten March 8, 2009   The defendant was an immense man, well over 300 pounds, but in the gravity of his sorrow and shame he seemed larger still. He hunched forward in the sturdy wooden armchair that barely contained him, sobbing softly into tissue after tissue, a leg bouncing nervously under the table. […]

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